You know what I’m talking about.
The crisp air and the long nights can only be leading up one thing: Halloween!
Which means it’s time to curl up with a book that’s guaranteed to give you the shivers.
Or at least finding yourself sleeping with the lights on.
Or several horror novels.
So after dedicating an entire month reading nothing other than mischief, frights and psychological turmoil, it turns out, the most chilling horror stories are the classics.
The horror genre has evolved over the centuries, many thanks to the different authors who contributed to the suspense and paranoia in their writing. Each author over the years has managed to craft their own version of horror with a unique style.
From vampires to mad scientists to even Stephen King novels, nothing gets you into a Halloween mood faster than an good old-fashion scary story.
#1: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
#2: The Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
#3: Carrie by Stephen King (1974)
#4: Carmilla by Joseph Le Fanu (1872)
#5: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
#6: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (1975)
#7: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
#8: The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen (1890)
#9: The Shining by Stephen King (1977)
#10: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (1896)
#11: Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
#12: Pet Sematary by Stephen King (1983)
#13: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898)
#14: The Classic Horror Stories by H.P. Lovecraft (1928)
#15: Cujo by Stephen King (1981)
#16: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
#17: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin (1967)
#18: It by Stephen King (1986)
#19: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (1962)
#20: Hell House by Richard Matheson (1971)
#21: Misery by Stephen King (1987)
#22: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson (1977)
#23: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)
#24: The Collector by John Fowles (1963)
#25: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (1988)
#26: Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons (1989)
#27: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (1983)
#28: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (1991)
#29: Needful Things by Stephen King (1991)
#30: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)
#31: Coraline by Neil Gaiman (2002)
Good luck sleeping for the rest of the month.